GCSE Equivalent Qualifications Accepted for Teacher Training Courses

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Last Updated: January 8th 2019

GCSE equivalent qualifications accepted by Newman University for teaching training courses/programmes

English

Access to HE level 2 where specified on the Diploma as GCSE English equivalent
International Baccalaureate (Higher or Subsidiary level in English Language at grade C or 4 or above)
International GCSE in English Language at grade C or 4 or above
Irish Leaving Higher English at grade C or above
O Level English Language at grade C or above
Scottish Certificate of Education – English at grade C or above
CSE English Language at Grade 1 or above

Mathematics

Access to HE level 2 where specified on the Diploma as GCSE Mathematics equivalent
International Baccalaureate (Higher or Subsidiary level in Mathematics at grade C or 4 or above)
International GCSE in Mathematics at grade C or 4 or above
Irish Leaving Higher Mathematics at grade C or above
O Level Mathematics at grade C or above
Scottish Certificate of Education – Mathematics at grade C or above
Applications of Mathematics and Methods of Mathematics are acceptable only when both are achieved at Grade C.

Science

Access to HE level 2 where specified on the Diploma as GCSE Science equivalent
International Baccalaureate (Higher or Subsidiary level in Science at grade C or 4 or above)
Irish Leaving Higher Science at grade C or above
GCSE Human Physiology and Health at grade C or 4 or above
BTEC First Certificate Science graded Merit or above
Equivalency 12/2018 (CH/EA)
BTEC First Extended Certificate Science graded Merit or above
BTEC First Diploma in Science (all grades)
International GCSE in Science at C or 4 or aboveGNVQ Science Level 2 or 3
OCR National Level 2 Award in Science graded Merit or above
OCR National 2 Certificate in Science graded Merit or above

NOTE: In exceptional circumstances, equivalency tests from https://www.equivalencytesting.com/ may be accepted for only one of the following subjects: English language, Mathematics or Science.

Level 2 qualifications not accepted by Newman University for teacher training courses/programmes as GCSE equivalent

Adult Literacy or Numeracy
Key Skills Level 1, 2, 3 or 4 Literacy or Communication or Numeracy
City & Guilds Literacy or Numeracy
Functional Skills
GCSE Additional Science
GCSE Double Science graded CD or 43 or 53
IELTS
Irish Leaving Certificate Agricultural Science
BTEC First Certificate graded Pass
BTEC First Extended Certificate graded Pass
NOTE: Equivalency tests from other universities or other websites, except https://www.equivalencytesting.com/, are NOT accepted.

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